Meet the Filmmaker Who Found Art in the Search for the Higgs Boson
Mark Levinson left particle physics for films, and this is his contribution to the science.
Motherboard's Favorite Things of 2012
Mars touchdown, Bjork, gauge symmetry, Occupy reborn. 2012 really happened.
Enjoy This Student-Produced Large Hadron Collider Zombie Movie
Physics with a side of brains.
A Brief History of Atom Smashers
Smashing two things together in order to uncover their hidden properties is something hardly limited to the pleasure-inducing, dirty acts you’re now thinking about. Particle physicists all over the world have been constantly working on and improving...
For Chrissakes, Stop Calling It 'God Particle'
Detecting and cross-checking (and cross-checking again) the existence of the Higgs boson is a big undertaking and an important one, so its attention from the press is understandable - laudable, even. But the problem with covering the Higgs boson search...
What Is the Higgs Boson?
We took to the streets of Williamsburg to figure out what the fuss is all about.
The Higgs Boson, As Explained By YouTube
Yesterday's "announcement":http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/05/science/cern-physicists-may-have-discovered-higgs-boson-particle.html?_r=1&hpw of a "Higgslike" particle at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the most expensive science experiment ever, is less...
It Did Hurt: An Interview with Fermilab Physicist Rob Roser on Searching for Higgs in America
Physicist Rob Roser is head of the Scientific Computing Division and formerly a spokesman for the CDF experiment at Fermilab's Tevatron accelerator, in Batavia, Illinois, an hour outside of Chicago. The Tevatron was switched off last September, leaving...
Too Cloudy for Fireworks? Check Out These Higgs GIFs
It's not easy to visualize the maybe-discovered Higgs boson, especially since we can't see it. Instead we detect its presence by looking at the wreckage of collisions of protons, and finding the two other particles into which the Higgs is "thought to...
Hipster Pop Quiz: What is the Higgs Boson?
Of course _you_ know what the Higgs boson is -- it's the theorized particle that composes the energy field that endows every other particle with mass. It's the particle that makes the universe possible, let's nature construct things, like humans, or...
What the Mood Is Like at CERN Right Now
Don't pop your champagne "just yet":http://motherboard.vice.com/2012/7/2/for-the-love-of-god-particle-the-god-particle-has-not-yet-been-discovered, but the Swiss lab is maybe about to be hosting the biggest "coming out party":http://www.guardian.co.uk...
Stop Saying the Higgs Boson Has Been Found
Oh, God, more news of a big physics "discovery."